Rates of robbery, battery increase in Marquette Neighborhood

The number of robberies, burglaries and batteries within a half-mile radius of the community’s Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center on Jenifer Street more than doubled since 2017, according to an analysis of Madison Police Department incident reports from the area.

City, Nonprofits Work For North Side Food Security

The Sherman neighborhood on Madison’s North Side is growing, but residents still notice a lack of healthy, local food.  Many families in the area have young children, so the demand for affordable meals and produce continues to grow.

Madison Commons Media Digest, Nov. 3, 2019

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Nuniq, Vilas Zoo polar bear, grins and bears October snowfall, Wisconsin State Journal, Nov. 1. Madison and Dane County

Mayor's Neighborhood Roundtable 2019 discusses Madison housing challenges, Emily Burditt, WISC-Channel3000, Nov. 3. Madison mayor questions F-35 study, asks Pentagon to reconsider, Chris Hubbuch, WSJ, Nov.

Madison Commons Media Digest, October 27, 2019

Education

MSAN students want more teachers of color in Madison, Oct. 26; Another Madison school staffer disciplined under 'zero tolerance' shares story, Oct.25; Conference brings more than 200 to Madison to discuss equity for students of color, Oct. 23; Two other grievances over racial slur use in process, Madison teachers' union says Oct. 22; Scott Girard, CT. Middleton High School investigates racial segregation incident, Chris Rickert, WSJ, Oct.

Madison Commons Media Digest, October 20, 2019

Madison and Dane County

Independent monitor among committee's recommendations for Madison Police Department, Howard Hardee, WSJ, Oct. 20; Madison City Council members seek more police, firefighters in 2020 budget, Dean Mosiman, WSJ, Oct. 19;  Committee studying Madison Police Department issues years-in-the-making report, Abigail Becker, CT, Oct. 18; Madison Police and Fire Commission names Vic Wahl as acting chief, Abigail Becker, CT, Oct. 15.

Madison Commons Media Digest, October 13, 2019

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An important special report from Dean Mosiman: Homelessness in Wisconsin: State at the Crossroads, Wisconsin State Journal, Oct. 13. Madison and Dane County

Explained: Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway's $40 vehicle registration proposal, Abigail Becker, Capital Times, Oct. 10; Madison's proposed $40 wheel tax would be highest in state, but may be 'only way' to balance budget, Emily Hamer, WSJ, Oct. 9.